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We are the SAA.

The UK's leading art experts, offering support for all artists- whether you’re looking for art materials or online classes, SAA are the one-stop-shop for your needs
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About Us

Founded in 1992, the mission of the SAA has always been to inform, encourage and inspire all artists; over the years we’ve evolved making sure this inspiration is as relevant today as it was back then.

With our expertise and knowledge, we are confident that we can supply you with the materials you need to realise your creative potential. Working closely with leading brands including Daler-Rowney, Winsor & Newton, Derwent, Schmincke, and many more, we invest in ensuring you know how to make the most of your materials – with video guides and support available on 1000s of products.

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SAA membership is for everyone with a passion for painting and drawing. We believe in encouraging everyone, from complete novices and hesitant beginners to the legions of leisure painters and beyond. With over 30,000 members, the SAA is the perfect place to meet like-minded artists and new friends. 

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Online Art Classes and Tuition

We’ve got a wealth of tuition and inspiration from a whole host of expert artists waiting for you to explore.  Whether you want to follow along to create a complete painting, or you want some tips on improving one aspect of your painting, or you just want to browse our online art video collection for some inspiration, we know you’ll find something to whet your artistic appetite.

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Learn how to improve your painting in the Knowledge Hub

UK’s leading Knowledge Hub

Our NEW and exclusive Knowledge Hub is your one-stop-shop for those who want to get their art questions answered. Covering topics on colour, art fundamentals, watercolour, acrylic and pastel, amongst others, we’re confident we can help support you with your big art questions. And with the ability to submit questions to be answered by our team of professional artists, we really are here to help you with your creative pursuits.

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Trained, expert staff

Trained, Expert Staff

We invest in our people.  Our Customer Service Team are all trained by our in-house artist to help you get the best from the art materials you choose.  They are hands-on with materials and will offer a friendly voice when you call, helping you with whatever artistic pursuit you have in front of you.

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Meet us

Nothing excites us more than leaving our HQ in Newark-on-Trent, and meeting fellow creatives.  Whether that is at a large national art event, or something smaller at a more intimate venue, we’ll offer you an opportunity to hone your craft and get hands-on with some exciting painting equipment.

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